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Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L USM

Review Date: Jan 22, 2007 Recommend? yes | Price paid: $1,300.00

Pros: The image quality is excellent--tack sharp with good color and contrast.
You're lucky if it focuses where you want it to focus.

I would have given this lens a completely different review if 20 percent of my photos not in focus, were in focus. I have had iot back to Canon three times and it is still not right. It is now a paperweight and I would never sell it on eBay for fear my rating would decline. Too bad because when it works it works well. I may have a bad copy--a lemon--but others have the same complaint about this lens.

Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM

Review Date: Jan 22, 2007 Recommend? yes | Price paid: $1,300.00 | Rating: 10 

Pros: This is a great lens and it replaced my 24-70L. Good color and the pictures and focus seem always right on the money. I use it primarily on the Mark 1DII but occassionally on the 5D and 20D. Never any issues. Good contrast and the bottom line is it produces great photographs.
2.8 would have made this a fantastic lens. Even with the hood you can get really bad flare. You can send it in for the problem; I never bothered because it's not frequent.

I am a wedding photographer and this lens is a workhorse for me--my "money lens" if you will. If you don't need the speed this is a great lens.